Word:

Breve

Pronunciation: brēv
n.1.(Mus.) A note or character of time, equivalent to two semibreves or four minims. When dotted, it is equal to three semibreves. It was formerly of a square figure (as thus: ), but is now made oval, with a line perpendicular to the staff on each of its sides; - formerly much used for choir service.
2.(Law) Any writ or precept under seal, issued out of any court.
3.(Print.) A curved mark [
4.(Zool.) The great ant thrush of Sumatra (Pitta gigas), which has a very short tail.
Noun1.breve - a diacritical mark (u-curved) placed over a vowel to indicate a short sound

BREVE, practice. A writ in which the cause of action is briefly stated, hence its name. Fleta, lib. 2, c. 13, Sec. 25; Co. Lit. 73 b.
     2. Writs are distributed into several classes. Some are called brevia formata, others brevia de cursu, brevia judicialia, or brevia magistralia. There is a further distinction with respect to real actions into brevia nominata and innominata. The former, says Bacon, contain the time, place and demand very particularly; and therefore by such writ several lands by several titles cannot be demanded by the same writ. The latter contain only a general complaint, without expressing time, damages, &c., as in trespass quare clausum fregit, &o., and therefore several lands coming to the demandant by several titles may be demanded in such writ. F. N. B. 209; 8 Co. 87; Kielw. 105; Dy. 145; 2 Brownl. 274; Bac. Ab. Actions in General, C. See Innominate contracts.

diacritic, diacritical mark
Browse
Breste
Brestsummer
Bret
Bret Harte
Bretagne
Bretful
Brethren
Brethren of St. Joseph
Breton
Brett
Brettice
Bretwalda
Bretzel
Breuer
Breughel
Breughel the Elder
-- Breve --
Breve de recto
Breve testatum
Brevet
Brevetcy
Brevia
Brevia anticipantia
Brevia formata
Brevia judicialia
Brevia magistralia
Breviarium
Breviary
Breviate
Breviature
Brevibloc
Brevibus et rotulis liberandis
Brevicipitidae
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